Posts in Fly Fishing North Island

Techy Thursday - Picking Targets

Techy Thursday - Picking Targets

How many times have you put in the perfect stalk, the fish is there, you’re right there in position, he’s feeding and you just need to send him your fly…here’s where it often goes wrong..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/18/2019
Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Wildcard Beanies

Win Stuff Wednesday - Simms Wildcard Beanies

We're not trying to pre-empt winter too much here but we also want to make sure you're prepared for when it really hits..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/17/2019
Manic Monday - Bent 2 Film

Manic Monday - Bent 2 Film

Here's some fly fishing humor for your Monday and one for the NZ guides that are signing off for the season. And for those northern hemisphere guides that are starting to really kick things off, well this is the shape of things to come...enjoy!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/15/2019
Andrew Harding Reviews the Simms Flyweight Boots

Andrew Harding Reviews the Simms Flyweight Boots

Andrew Harding is a man known to put gear through it's paces. He's had the new Simms Flyweight Boots for a while now so let's check in to see how he's been getting on..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/12/2019
Friday Fly Day - Smelting 2.0

Friday Fly Day - Smelting 2.0

Following on from yesterday’s Techy Thursday on autumn ‘smelters’, it’s time to talk flies. With the extensive range of Rabbits, Matuka patterns and Buggers in the Manic Fly Collection, we certainly have galaxiids covered, so to narrow it down here are a few picks that I keep on hand to cover my bases..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/12/2019
Techy Thursday - Autumn Smelters

Techy Thursday - Autumn Smelters

See fish cruising but they won’t consider your dry or nymph? They probably have a larger, more plentiful food item on their mind. Freshwater galaxids are present in many, if not most cool, clean stillwaters and at certain times can produce some exhilarating.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/11/2019
Team Tuesday - Gareth Jones From Airflo And Friends

Team Tuesday - Gareth Jones From Airflo And Friends

Rene and Gareth hopped in the car and headed south where they caught up with a likely crew of Manic Mates along the way, all fisherman of high esteem themselves. Here's a BUNCH of photos from a gang of the fishiest humans out there..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/09/2019
Manic Monday - Goodbye Daylight Savings =(

Manic Monday - Goodbye Daylight Savings =(

And just like that it's all over. The days are chilly, Game of Thrones is back, firewood is stacked and we're all mentally getting prepared for the short days and long nights to come..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/08/2019
Simms Gore-Tex Wader Repair

Simms Gore-Tex Wader Repair

It's that time of the year, best pull out those waders and give them the once over thanks to this great wader repair video from Simms..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 04/08/2019
Techy Thursday - Simms Midlayer Clothing

Techy Thursday - Simms Midlayer Clothing

Following a big autumn storm the temperatures usually plummet and we are now finding ourselves reaching for our warmer attire. The problem with choosing late season layers is that the mornings usually begin cold, often frosty before opening out into a pleasant, bluebird day..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 04/04/2019